American Consequences - September 2018


Y ou’re spending way too much on health care. And you’re getting way too little. What’s the solution? Most folks in Washington, D.C., think they have one... and we suspect that as per usual, it will be a disaster. Kerry D. Moynihan shows that we’ve been stuck in a loop of tough questions and hard answers for years... and that everyone should realize the current system is in crisis. And our editor in chief P.J. O’Rourke takes the view that the hard questions of American health care really have easy answers... Plus, don’t miss P.J.’s top 10 tips on health and fitness – like putting your cigarette lighter in the attic and the Marlboros in the cellar . Dr. David Eifrig focuses on the one chart that explains what’s wrong with medicine today. And financial analyst Porter Stansberry shows how “Medicare for All” will crush the U.S. economy and the stock market. Plus... Innovations expert Christian Olsen talks about the upside in futuristic robot surgeons... Author Michael Downs writes about a discovery that revolutionized medicine’s approach to pain.

Litigation lawyer Bill McGilton shows why a “Big Opioid” settlement will weigh on one public company. And Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is back with the next phase of his “Melt Up” theory – this sector soared more than 15,000% with leverage in the past. And don’t miss P.J. O’Rourke’s funny but very personal essay about his brush with cancer a decade ago. Health economics professor Björn Ekman talks about the health care gambit from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. And Anne-Marie Slaughter and Stephanie Hare detail the danger in biometric data when “presumed innocent” becomes “unconvicted persons.” Finally, magician Penn Jillette shares details from his time on “Celebrity Apprentice,” as well as how he came to a libertarian philosophy. And former CIA analyst Buck Sexton shows why the health care battle could determine the 2018 midterm election. Enjoy the issue. And tell us what you think at Regards, Steven Longenecker Publisher, American Consequences

4 September 2018

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